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Secretary Spellings Discusses Education Reform at 2005 Hunt Institute Governor’s Education Symposium


No Child Left Behind: A Road Map to State Implementation, user-friendly guide available.

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today discussed the road to education reform for states—how far we’ve come and where we need to go—at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy’s 2005 Governors Education Symposium in Charlotte, N.C. Secretary Spellings also made available a new user-friendly guide, No Child Left Behind: A Road Map to State Implementation, which will help state policymakers navigate the road ahead.

“Along with annual assessment and closing the achievement gap by 2014, reporting data to show every child’s achievement is one of what I call the ”bright line“ principles of No Child Left Behind,” Secretary Spellings said. “On the road to achievement, we must continue to be guided by these principles. We must continue to have high expectations for every child. We must measure progress towards these standards. And we must hold ourselves accountable for reaching our goals.”

The road map describes fair, reliable ways the Department—together with parents, educators and state and local policymakers—is making No Child Left Behind work for students and educators across our country. The law sets the same requirements for all states, while recognizing that the paths they take to get there will vary. The road map breaks down a 670-page law into clear principles for success, and it recaps and frames how states have adapted those principles to raise student achievement.

More information about the No Child Left Behind: A Road Map to State Implementation guide is available at


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